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>>> on the broadcast tonight, closing in on gadhafi. there's talk of u.s. military options against him. and now for hordes of people, now's the time to get out of there. >>> a collision course in wisconsin with time running out. tonight, is there a deal to end the standoff? >>> america at the crossroads. all week long our reports here on america's changing economy. tonight, are we keeping up in the search for the next big thing? >>> and the winner is -- the good, the bad and the ugly at this year's oscars. and the amazing story behind the man behind the best picture. and the amazing story behind the man behind the best picture. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. the situation in libya is now a lot more serious where the u.s. is concerned. u.s. navy ships are being readied for a number of possible options here including possibly enforcing a no-fly zone. moammar gadhafi spoke again today on two television networks an interview the u.s. immediately called delusional. all this time the forces against him are closing in. we begin t
with this fox news alert, st. louis police are confirming now that a suspect who is believed to have shot u.s. marshals is dead. meantime, the two deputy u.s. marshals and one task force officer who were shot and wounded are recovering at a hospital nearby, we're told at least one of the marshals is in critical condition, the other in fair condition. you've been watching this throughout the morning on "america's newsroom". the marshals and the other task force officer went to a house in the st. louis area, to try to apprehend this suspect. a gun fight broke out. the two marshals and the other officer were hit. but the suspect, again, is reported to be deceased. we will keep you updated on "happening now". jenna: another fox news alert, new numbers out on the decifit. last month we what's the biggest monthly decifit in our history, a record $223 billion in february, that's according to the nonpartisan cbo. it's the 29th consecutive month that the government is operating in the red. if you add up all the debt, by the way, when you add all of that, we had to spend $21 billion of our money just t
for joining us. >> thank you. >> jamie: what is on the table actually for the u.s.? >> well, we could, declare a no-fly zone but that is complicated, because, while the u.s. has aircraft, in all the nate tows countries, italy and britain and germany we cannot use this aircraft unless we have permission from the host country and that is not likely to come. they've already said they will not give permission unless the u.n. or nato-wide agrees to that and that will not happen. >> jamie: going it alone -- >> we'd be in it alone and, a no fly zone is not just to say, nobody fly over lybia, what a no-fly zone would require is that u.s. aircraft, probably based on carriers, would go in to lybia and would bomb lybia and bomb the air defense system of lybia and fly 24/7 over lybia and that is a major commitment. and, also sets the precedent, what about the next revolution that you will see? because you will see more of these. and, so, the question is, could we do it? yes, we could but it is at a great cost and secondly, joe, jamie is the question, should we? now, right now, so far the libyan rebels are
patrolling off libya's coast, this as the u.s. gets ready to hand over control of the no fly zone to the alliance. whatever that alliance is. we don't know at this time. in the meantime pro car davi forces ratchet up attacks in an eastern city of that country, stopping rebel groups there, but the international air strikes continue and now we have reports that those attacks forced pro qaddafi forces to withdraw tanks from another rebel-held city in the west. a whole lot goes on there today, jon. jon: the libyan leader remains as defiant as ever, appearing from his compound in tripoli and vowing to win the historic battle. now there's word, though, that mommar qaddafi may be planning his exit strategy. secretary of state hillary clinton, weighing in on that on abc's "world news with diane sawyer". >> this is what we hear from so many sources, diane, it is a constanto. >> today? >> today, yesterday, the day before. some of it, i'll be very, you know -- it's my personal opinion -- some of it is theater. a lot of it is just the way he bee haves. it's somewhat unpredictable. but some of
, mike, stay on it for us. martha: from the capitol in wisconsin to our nice's capitol controversial hearings on radicalization in the american, muslim community. christian, jewish muslim groups are protesting outside as this is happening. household chairman paoeuter king is receiving roupb the clock security. in opening remarks kings addressed the controversy but stressed the importance of moving forward with the hearings, take a listen. >> i'm well aware that the announcement of these hearings has generated considerable controversy and opposition. some of this opposition such as my colleague and friends has been measured and thoughtful. other opposition both from special interest groups and the media has ranged from disbelief to rage and hysteria. let me make it clear today that i remain convinced that these hearings must go forward and they will. martha: well we're a few hours into the hearings now. shannon bream is live in washington with the latest. congressman ellison was very emotional this morning. what brought that on, what did he have to say in his testimony. >> reporter: h
follow me on twitter. >>> i'm wolf blitzer. join us week days in the situation room from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. eastern and every saturday 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. eastern here on cnn and at this time every weekend on cnn international. >>> the news continues next on cnn. >>> it is your saturday night and we are tracking severe weather that is making its way across the southeastern u.s. it's already killed one person and injured a dozen in louisiana. >>> a peaceful protest in the ivory coast. one moment a blood bath. just seconds later and you'll see the entire scene as it played out. women gunned down in the streets. the shooters, the government security forces. >>> a new development in the ongoing drama that is charlie sheen. he is taking your questions live. we'll tell you about that. >>> plus the ipad getting competition from blackberry. we're taking apart the playbook and looking at the ipad 2 headed to stores less than a year after its predecessor. i'm don lemon at the cnn world headquarters in atlanta. a lot of news to get to right now. we start in north africa. u.s. military planes are
consider asking for outside help but would the u.s. answer the call? as american warships head to the region just what is the u.s. military willing to offer? >>> oil futures rise above $100 a barrel a day after the dow slumped 1.5%. we'll check where the market is headed before the opening bell today. >>> and flip-flop already? or just a communications mix-up. we'll get to the bottom of newt announcing for president thursday debacle. chuck has the back story. good morning. wednesday, march 2nd, 2011. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm chuck todd. amazing what making sure you have two sources do and can keep you out of trouble. we'll get more into that. all of that plus does michael huckabee think president obama grew up in kenya and will the beloved "the daily rundown" moth pad get a tablet today. let's get to the rundown. moammar gadhafi is vowing to fight to the last man as he ramps up efforts to hold onto his country in the face of a growing rebellion. pierce battles in the east and west. the libyan air force is bombing rebel territory sending forces to an oil base in the eastern
people. >> the u.s. navy -- the u.s. is moving navy ships closer to libya. the pentagon will not say if any american ground forces have been put on a heightened state of alert. let's get to the u.s. response to this crisis. pentagon correspondent chris lawrence joins us from washington. chris, the pentagon is repositioning army/navy ships to prepare for safe zones for libyan refugee you but is there more to it than that. >> reporter: at this point, no. there could be in the next few days or weeks. right now, the state department has already sent some response teams to both egypt, tunisia. there is an option on the table to consider using the u.s. military to sort of set up a corridor to help handle some of the refugees that have been and may continue to stream out of libya. one of the ships that is now at the northern part of the red sea, right near the suez canal is the "uss kearsarge." it can land marines on the ground but one of the u.s. navy's largest floating hospital bays. it has an intensive care unit and six operating rooms and it can handle up to 600 patients. so it could be
a fun place to live. jenna: never know what you will find, like e.t. jon: thanks for joining us. "america live" starts right now. see you tomorrow. megyn: thanks, guys. this is a fox news alert. we're expecting to learn new details shortly about what's next in the libya conflict. welcome to "america live," everyone. i'm megyn kelly. top leaders of the obama administration are headed to capitol hill, where they will brief congress, this as moammar qaddafi's forces gain ground, forcing a rebel retreat. among those we expect to see, secretary of state, hillary clinton, defense secretary, robert gates, and joint chiefs of staff, mike mullen, set to answer questions about the road ahead and whether or not terror groups are working with the rebels that are now getting our help. when the news happens, we'll bring it to you and we'll watch it closely. we're told that republicans and democrats have been told to spare no questioning when these three arrive. another fox news alert, this time on a near catastrophe in our skies. an investigation is under way into an incident in florida invol
described to us as a rocket attack, launched by qaddafi's army, captured by cell phone video, and that video foes on for quite a while. it's clear now his forces still on the offensive in so many parts of that country, and that's where we pick up the story this morning, good morning here, i'm bill hemmer live in "america's newsroom" and here we go again. martha: good morning, everybody, i am martha maccallum, great to have you with us. qaddafi's colorful remarks making headlines this morning, he is refusing to back down, with supporters now forming a human shield to protect him at his main compound in the capitol of tripoli. libya's leader, sending this very clear message: >> i'm not afraid to -- of cyclones, i'm not afraid of rains that hover over our heads. i'm standing over here, to fight. to fight them. i am here. i'm here. i'm here. martha: there he is. and there you have it. rick leventhal joining us now with live coverage of all of this, streaming today from benghazi. good morning, rick. >> reporter: good morning, martha. and both sides are talking tough. a rebel spokesman -- or spoke
together. the u.s. marshal service has this man in custody in new haven, connecticut. there was a warrant for his arrest. that's very important. somebody feels they have enough evidence to charge this man for a series of rapes. >> more tonight at 6:00, 10:00, and 11:00. paul wagner, thank you. now to a battle brewing at a local hospital. nurses walked off the job and on to the picket line. at issue, these nurses claim staffing problems are putting patients at risk, but the hospital says there's no safety problem at all. this is all about money. beth parker is live in northwest outside the hospital. beth. >> reporter: laura, this picket line has been going strong since this morning. take a look over my shoulder. people have been driving by. they have been beeping their horns, but the hospital says that at least half of the nurses of this 7:00 a.m. shift cross this picket line and came to work. pounding home their message. nurses who are used to spending many hours on their feet spent this day walking the picket line. the nurses say since staffing is putting patients at risk. >> what we
the government for two more weeks which takes us to march 18th, and then we are right back where we started with the contentious battles between republicans and democrats. one thing that we did learn today, harry reid, the senate majority leader, just had a news conference after that vote and he announced that vice president joe biden is going to inject himself into the process, and he will be conducting meetings with republicans and democrats to try to find the middle ground on the negotiations. right now they are about $60 billion apart on the ideal. and it is a fundamental battle in congress and nose in the republican ranks and especially those from the far right want a lot of cuts and what democrats call extreme cuts. on the left, harry reid has to deal with the liberals who say don't cut too much. the democrats feel that some of the cuts will hurt job growth and job creation. so that is what joe biden has in store for him. now, let's not forget it was joe biden who last year behind the scenes was working with republicans and democrats to find a way to get an agreement on a tax cut prop
clinton told the house foreign affairs committee that there quote no options off limits. should the u.s. intervene? joining me for today's two at the top is the washington correspondent for "time" magazine. it's critical for the u.s. to handle this right. if they do intervene, what is doing it the right way? >> well, they're trying to figure that out at the moment. it's been a long time since the u.s. did active mail temilitary interventions for humanitarian purposes. they did it in the 1990s after the fall of the cold war in places like somalia and vulcans. iraq in the post 9/11 era, made doing that kind of thing much harder because u.s. intervention was seen as the form of aggression. they're trying to strike a balance between the demands to launch humanitarian assistance backed by some form of u.s. military protection and broader international protection with the danger of crossing the line into what might be seen as a more aggressive military intervention into an arab country. >> the europeans have a big stake in this as well. there's a huge investment in oil fields there. there cou
can you pass an american citizenship test? >> who is current u.s. vice president? >> current u.s. vice president, isn't it condaleeza rice? >> oh, boy. is that right or wrong? i'll keep it going. we'll find out what people know and don't know about our own government. "fox & friends" starts right now. >> all right. good morning, everybody. thanks so much for joining us. muammar qaddafi is fighting back this morning. qaddafi's forces are striking back in libya. they're pounding rebel held towns with heavy shelling. residents in the town say there are casualties including four children and this comes as the coalition tries to extend the no-fly zone to tripoli. fox's steve harrigan has more from libya's capital. >> a third night of attacks here in the libyan capital. several loud explosions off about one mile from where i'm standing near the direction of colonel qaddafi's compound which has been targeted as a command and control center for the regime. those explosions followed up immediately by anti-aircraft fire here from several points around that compound, those red tracer bul
the government forces out. meanwhile, u.s. warships are moving closer to libya as we speak. and this morning, calls for a no-fly zone are getting louder. it's something that the u.s. military would likely take the lead in enforcing. defense secretary robert gates mean, though, setting up a no-fly zone would basically mean war since the u.s. would have to strike libya to take out its air defenses. >>> take a look at the map, a ajdabiya and al brega, capable of landing and a big one, ben wedeman is on the phone from benghazi, libya. ben, you had come close to one of the bombs being dropped. in fact, about 40 yards from you. what schais happening from them >> reporter: what we're hearing, from l bral brega, there have b more air raids. and also this ammunition stock which is providing a lot of the ammunition and weaponry for the rebels who yesterday weren't able to push pro-gadhafi forces out of the day after you mentioned that day long gun battle. i just got off the phone with somebody who lives there, he said the forces are gathering in that town. to,he says, start to push back -- push toward
after that interview with western journalists at a seaside restaurant in tripoli, u.s. diplomats quickly suggested that gadhafi has become unhinged. >> and when he can laugh and talk into american and international journalists while he is slaughtering his own people, it only underscores how unfit he is to lead and how disconnected he is from reality. >> tripoli has an air of normalcy about it, if you can say that. traffic is on the streets. many stores are open again, but one protesters tells cnn that the lull does not mean that the fight to bring down gadhafi is over. >> people have been afraid and have been living under his tyrannical regime for too long. we have reached the point of no return. too much blood has been shed and too many people have been injured for this regime. >>> venezuelan president hugo chavez is chiming in on libya. he says that the united states is exaggerating and distorting the situation in libya to justify an invasion. >>> well, there will be dire consequences that could include layoffs. now, that is according to wisconsin governor scott walker. walker plans to
jon: lack of anger management or bladder control. the lady asks to use the restroom, the clerk says no, and she goes berserk in the liquor store. jenna: happy friday. "america live" starts right now. megyn: dramatic new developments in the murder of a border patrol agent. agent brian terry was shot in the back and killed during a shootout on the arizona border back in december. he and his team confronted a group of illegal immigrants. they were packing ak-47. terry loaded with a gun lethal beanbag gun. now new questions in the fed policy when it comes to facing down armed drug gangs right here in america. trace gallagher is in our west coast newsroom. trace? >> reporter: using beanbags is not an across-the-board policy. these agents are armed with several weapons, some lethal, some not. and the orders are given on a case-by-case basis. these border patrol agents were told to use nonlethal force. the question is -- why? court records show that they knew that these suspected illegals were carrying rifles. they expected this group of cartel enforcers that had robbed, raped and assaulte
. this as the u.s. is flying plain kets an water and other aid in next door tunisia. >> she is considered armed and dangerous. the owner of a texas daycare center on the most wanted fugitive list. 22-year-old jessica tata on the run after she allegedly started a fire that killed 4 children at the daycare center. she may have fled to nigeria. she faces nearly 30 criminal charges including four counts of manslaughter. >>> days after launching a manhunt for the so-called ooets coast rapist connecticut police nabbed a man they say is behind a sexual assault on 17 women in four states since 97. he is 39-year-old aaron thomas. authorities described the east coast rapist as a cold and fearness predator who used a gun knife or broken glass to over power them. a false bomb threat happened in kingst kingston. 46-year-old david bernard called authorities saying another worker was going to bomb the cargo flight. he had a vendetta against the other worker. >>> just getting up the crew of space shuttle discovery is hard at work after being rocked out of bed by the band bowling for soup. ♪ come back to texa
looted most of the anti-aircraft guns from army barracks. most of the fighters aren't even trained to use them. and they shoot them wildly, hoping to hit a jet. this 22-year-old fighter is a student in college, studying mechanics. [ gunfire ] >> reporter: what do you know about firing a weapon? >> i'm killing. fight. fight the animals. >> reporter: are you scared? >> i'm not scared because my god is for me. you know? and my father. >> reporter: for often than not, the jets miss their targets. but for the opposition, this has been an extremely deadly place. gadhafi forces have pushed back hard here. and in a city just 30 miles from tripoli. and now, his ruthless crackdown has extended to journalists. when a bbc team tried to cover the fighting near the capital, they were picked up by gadhafi fighters and experienced firsthand how the regime treats its enemies. >> got in a cage. and put hoods on our heads and handcuffed us. i heard the noises. they were getting ready. >> i just closed my eyes. and prayed to help me. >> and started shouting, go, go. and i thought they were going to shoot us
a thing. >> now that senator miller is misleading the public just like he misled us. that's why this letter is absolutely ridiculous because time and time again, we have met. the very person who wrote this letter to myself and senator fitzgerald, mark miller is the person standing in the way of that progress. >> well, now to florida where more than 40 demonstrations are planned. opponents and supporters of governor rick scott's tax and budget cuts plan to rally on this, the opening day of the legislature. wildfires have destroyed 15 homes and scorched three square miles. 50-mile-per-hour winds fueling those fires and force evacuations all across silver city. they're not saying how long the threat will remain, only saying the fire is not yet contained. charlie sheen and his ex brooke mueller calling off the courtroom showdown yesterday and it's going to happen today or maybe not. they are postponing the custody hearing. mueller has temporary custody. as for sheen, take a look. after he was officially fired by warner brothers, sheen waved a machete from the roof of a building in
freedom. >> good morning. it's friday, march 4th. with us on set, msnbc contributor mike barnicle and msnbc political analyst and visiting professor, at nyu, he just got sanctioned for taking his class out to watch a live sex act. we speak of harold ford jr. and in washington, -- sorry, harold. that was a northwestern professor. >> pat buchanan and host for "andrea mitchell reports" andrea mitchell. >>> you can't compare scott walker to hitler and stalin and then say i'm not comparing scott walker to hitler and stalin. >> full disclosure. we love jerry brown. >> we need a we lot them, but -- dot, dot, dot segment. this say step off the bus. what was that sandra bullock movie? >> i don't know her catalog as well as i should. >> this is "speed." mike, get off at the next bus stop. we love you, man but brown, come on. >> he might be having a reaction to the fact that the cleveland indians are so terrible this year. >> they suck. >> they have to stop this. everybody has to stop this. >> come on, senator. >> you can wave the bloody flag of adolf hitler and say nothing here. harold ford
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on the hunt for 14 years. u.s. marital shalls think they've caught -- u.s. marshals think they've caught the infamous east coast rapist. after all these years police are saying they have the guy responsible >> julie: 12 years, digital media and a tip led police to the capture of the alleged east coast rapist. 39-year-old aaron thompson. electronic billboards and website brought in leads. it was someone who knew the suspect that led authorities to finally nabbing him. detectives picked up one of his discarded cigarette butts and had it tested. it was later discovered the dna was a match. thomas is believed responsible for rapes and other attacks on 17 women since 1997. he's been working as a trucker and taken into custody in connecticut by a multi-tate task force, formed to bring him in. -- multi-state task force, formed to bring him in. >> investigators worked tirelessly on this case this was a joint collaboration on all levels. we are proud of our investigation and hope the arrest of aaronç thomas brings some closure to our victims in our communities. >> billboards featuring sketches
morning everybody. thanks for joining us. we have a lot to show you. some very, very cool innovative new inventions that clayton has found. did you find this at ted? >> they talked about this at the figu big conference. >> big famous ted conference. >> in one minute we are going to preview this incredible invention. >> 3-d printing. image being at your house and actually printing something out that is an object like a shoe or a hat. we are going to be making a human ear. the incredible change. this is going to change the way we do business in america. >> i will have an on list. >> we have a showdown on capitol hill in the budget. it is heating up. this time they unveil their plan to cut $6.5 billions in the next 7 months. will lawmakers find middle ground between republican and democratic proposals before this march 18th deadline rolls around. >> we are live in washington with the details. >> $4 billion that's already been cut from this year's budget. the president had to do that or republicans said they might shut the republicans down. now the left and right are arguing how much more to
some leadership and the president use his bully pulpit. the president must have heard. i'll praise it, i'll pass it. the senate passed after an overwhelming vote in the house to cut $4 billion, almost unprecedented in modern politics. as they do that, the president said i'm not going to waste any time. come to my house. john boehner says wait a second, i'm going to tell greta something different. let's listen. >> i think the vice president would better spend his time if he sat down with harry reid and nancy pelosi and come up with a democrat position. like i said before, it's hard to sit down and negotiate. we've done our work. i know where we are. they know where we are. but we don't know what their position is. but he doesn't -- it would be a far better use of his time. >> he's exactly right. so according to the democrats, at 3:00 this afternoon in a room in the senate somewhere, they're going to have this meeting with joe biden, bill bailey, the chief of staff and jack lu, exactly right. here's the problem, though, the republicans say nothing is scheduledment we don't have anything
violence that sells, and the dark nervous knight of the soul. that's "hardball." thanks for being with us. "the last word with lawrence o'donnell" starts right now. >>> wisconsin's governor scott walker plans to layoff workers and the republican plan to cut federal spending will kill hundreds of thousands of jobs. and republicans tried to take credit for an increase in jobs last month. >> yobs, the economy and the federal budget. >> this was a pretty good report. >> this was a great report. >> this is good news for the american economy. >> a very solid report. >> the president and the country get good news. there are more jobs in america. >> the unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in nearly two years. >> unequivocally a good report. total new jobs created 192,000. >> most private sector jobs in nearly two years. >> news gets better. >> unemployment dipped to 8.9%. that's a good road map. >> i think we're on the right path. >> seems to be a very good report. >> republicans take credit for the good and of course blame the president for it not being good enough. >> john boehner put ou
in the pacific ocean. >>> the february jobs numbers are out and they bring some good news. the u.s. economy added 192,000 jobs in february and the unemployment rate dropped below 9% for the first time since april of 2009. cnn's christine romans joins us from new york with some perspective. what do the numbers really mean? they make you smile, but what do they really mean? >> reporter: as one economist said, february was healthy enough. and two years into an economic recovery, we still been waiting for that economic news that the labor market at least was healthy enough. 192,000 jobs absorbs new entrance into the work force because of immigration and the way people are aging and coming into the work force. new workers coming in so that is good news. it picks up a few other workers as well. 192,000 the best we have seen since may 2010. and there were a couple of revisions. you had more jobs created in december and later in the year than we had thought and pick up another 5,000 jobs that way. it paints a picket what many analysts and economists and small business owners are telling us you were start
of the country and the u.s. is moving naval forces towards the country. charlie sheen says our own jeff rossens a rock star. we go into his home to meet his so-called goddesses. is today really d-day in wisconsin as the govern or has said or a political head fake? one of the missing democratic senators joins us from somewhere outside the state. >>> first off, the charlie sheen express gains steam as it rolls down the tracks and gets more out of control. in the past 24 hours his pub cyst quit and his lawyer demands millions and they producer fired back at at actor in a tv message while sheen continues his media blitz, this time letting cameras into his home and introducing the new women in his life he calls his goddesses. >> there's really no judgment. they don't leave with opinion. they don't worry about their own needs all the time. they tell me, look, park your nonsense. help me solve this. what i tell them is get away from your emotions and ego, and therein lies the solution. >> nbc's jeff rossen has more on the brand-new interview with the actor. >> charlie sheen made a lot of news on monda
. he disappeared in iran four years ago but now u.s. officials have proof that retired f.b.i. agent robert levinson is alive. he reportedly is being held somewhere in southwest asia and efforts are under way to free him. iran has repeatedly denied knowing anything about the case. the 62-year-old father of seven went to iran to investigate cigarette smuggling. half-hour ago, nasa launched a rocket. its name is glory. but houston, there may be a problem! the rocket carrying a satellite to observe the earth lifted off from vandenberg air force base in california. the rocket went up but didn't separate. nasa expected to update the situation a few hours from now. harvard university and the navy signed an agreement this afternoon that will allow rotc back on campus for the first time since the vietnam war. right now, harvard students participating in the reserve officers training corps go next door to mit, the university says it will welcome the rotc program back now that congress voted to end the "don't ask, don't tell" policy in the military. there's always a hook, right? those are your
i know nothing about this. i know this. here's our guest list. dana perino will be joining us. peter king at the heart of a controversial beginning to his hearings this week about muslim radicalization within our own country. >> remember the movie erin brocavich. she's written some books in the past and now she's trying her hand at fiction. >> cesar milan knows your animal, your dog, your pet is trying to talk to you. he will tell you what he or she is trying to say. >> did you hear that barking? it sounds like lassie was trying to say timmy is down the well again. >> have we stopped with wells? >> this is a good time to go to headlines, i think. new video this morning of libyan leader muammar el-qaddafi making a brief appearance yet again on libya state tv waving to supporters in tripoli. he's claiming victories on libya's coast today. they say the regrouping after losing ground and getting pounded by qaddafi's troops with tanks, helicopters and fighter planes as they tried to advance towards the capital. wild weather hitting the northeast hard. overnight, a bus crashed near scrant
's boat to come get us. >> reporter: outside columbus, ohio, 60 weather-related wrecks reported in less than three hours on sunday, blamed on icy roads. in buffalo, sunday snowfall pushed the season total past 100 inches. people just want winter to end. >> i'm ready for spring to get here, baseball to start. >> reporter: the worst was in rayne, louisiana. 50 miles west of baton rouge. this security camera shows the tornado that touched down saturday with 135 miles per hour winds leaving shattered glass, broken trees, and mud-soaked debris in parts of town. one young mother was killed. authorities say she died sheltering her 1-year-old daughter as fierce winds brought down a tree on their house. 12 other people were hurt with 1,500 people forced from their homes by the twister. >> it was total chaos to be honest with you. >> reporter: it's going to be chaotic for the morning rush hour in syracuse. it is still snowing. syracuse is now closing in on their fourth snowiest season on record. 170 inches so far, and counting. if you do the math that's over 14 feet of snow. matt, i don't know if
with terminal or chronic illness... should be allowed to use pot ... to relieve their pain. several patients who've used medical marijuana in the past ... testified before lawmakers monday. (considine) "we can't ome to this body of laamakers and say this is why this works, we can't give them the why, we can jjst ggve them the anecdotal evidence that it work" works."(sharfstein) "if there is to be access that it's narrowly drawn to particular conditions for whichhthere's evidence that t actually works, not just anyone who thinks they might benefit, that's not a standard we apply to other drugs." drugs."a similar bill passed the state senate last year ... but didn't survive a house committee vote. as maryland considers legalizing medical marijuana ... synthetic versions of the drug become illegal nationwide. starting today.. five of the chemicals found in synthetic marijuana are now banned.the drug is sold in drug paraphernalia shops and online .. and is commonly known as spice or k-2.a ban on the drug repoots offbad reactions to the chemicals .. including seizures, hallucinations and dependency
to him are all aware of it, he's lying. >> reporter: as for gadhafi's claim no force has been used, this man had evidence to the contrary. like many here, he showed us pictures of the dead far too graphic to be shown on television. >> they're not playing games with the people. we are real. he's a killer. believe me. >> he is a terrorist. he is a terrorist. they are looking for freedom and we are free at last. free at last! free at last! >> reporter: in a benghazi cafe, they had a simple wish. >> we want gadhafi die. >> reporter: alex marquardt, abc news, benghazi, libya. >> crude oil prices are hovering around $98 a barrel as traders keep an eye on the unrest. libya's top oil official said the country's crude production has been cut by 50%. here at home the national average price of a gallon of unleaded has reached $3.38, up more than 19 cents in one week. i paid almost $4 yesterday for a gallon. >> it's crazy. events of the world do affect us here at home. >>> the chance of a federal government shutdown bit end of the week could be less likely. >> a short-term plan has been put in
? >> at least she's coming out of the penalty to be with us. good morning, america. we have david muir with us, as george continues to take time off. you know what we're going to do this morning? we're going to celebrate elizabeth taylor's life. and our colleague, barbara walters, shares her memories of the icon. and we'll have a look at her jaw-dropping jewels. and the men in her life that lavished her with those jewels. >>> also coming up in this first half hour, what critics are calling a political stunt. this is out of japan this morning. tokyo's governor downing a glass of tap water, just 24 hours after that water was called radioactive. can it really shift this quickly? >>> we're going to start with the wild weather overnight all across the country. sam will have the forecast in a moment. but first, matt gutman joins us from westmoreland county, pennsylvania. >> reporter: good morning. this is a roof tile. that's the only part of this roof that's left. in 15 seconds of terror, residents here tell me that the entire neighborhood was shaking. porches up off the street. houses like this, ma
is facing now new pressure from congress over the u.s. military's role in libya. >> republicans are now demanding specifics from the president about his goals in libya. john hendren has the latest from washington. good morning, john. >> reporter: good morning. as the military operation in libya enters its sixth day, at least in public, moammar gadhafi is showing no sign of giving up. sources say obama administration officials have told european allies they want to hand off control of the international operation in libya this week. nato is already activating ships and planes in the mid terrain yan, a move president obama describes as u.s. exit strategy. >> the exit strategy will be executed this week in the sense that we will be pulling back from our much more active efforts to shape the environment. >> reporter: in benghazi they're cheering a no-fly zone as airborne life line. pro-democracy rebels are holding onto that area. secretary of state hillary clinton calls it the humanitarian catastrophe that did not happen. >> gadhafi' troops were poised to enter benghazi over the weekend, put
. >>> now to a story that shocked even us, even though we work the tough overnight hours. staffing at air traffic control towers around the country is being reviewed after two planes were forced to land at one of the nation's busiest airport without the tower's help. the lone controller apparently nodded off. jim sciutto reports from reagan national. >> reporter: for more than 20 harrowing minutes the tower at reagan national airport had gone ominously quiet. at 12:10 american airlines flight 1900 from dallas could not reach the tower after being handed over from regional controllers. the pilot executed a go-round following routine aviation procedure. failing to raise the tower on the second approach, the pilot treated the airport as if it were uncontrolled and landed. 15 minutes later, a united flight was also unable to contact anyone in the reagan tower. >> tower is apparently unmanned. called on the phone and nobody's answering, so that aircraft went in just as uncontrolled airport. >> that's interesting. >> it is. it's happened before, though. >> reporter: both flights landed s
-800-448-3000 (tdd# 1-800-448-1433). it's your life. it's your voice. use it. new york, 43. kansas city, 55. albuquerque, 62. miami, a bit warmer at 83. l.a. still a bit cooler at 64. >>> a 20-mile stretch of interstate 95 along florida's space coast will remain closed today because of a massive wildfire. part of u.s. 1 is also closed. the fire started monday morning and quickly grew to more than 6,000 acres in brevard and volusia counties. residents of 20 homes are chose ton leave. >>> wisconsin's governor says layoff notices could start being issued to some state workers today. scott walker insists that will be the case if wisconsin lawmakers do not pass a bill that would end state employees' collective bargaining rights. walker is also set to release a two-year budget proposal today. it's expected to include major cuts to education as well as to funding for local governments. >>> in washington, there seems to be some progress being made toward a deal that would avoid a federal government shutdown. >> but it is far from a long-term solution and does not address the nation's most serious s
. thank you for being here with us. we have three major developing stories from overnight. none bigger than this first one we need to tell you about. breaking news out of libya where members of the opposition are now saying that the libyan dictator moammar gadhafi is trying to strike a deal, possibly trying to get safe passage out of the country saying he'll leave, but wants immunity. arwa damon joins us now on the phone with details of this from the center of the resistance, benghazi. this doesn't seem to mesh with his rhetoric over the past days and weeks. is this real? >> reporter: well, t.j., that really is what everyone here is trying to figure out at this stage. now, what we know from some of the opposition leadership is that they're saying that via intermediaries, they received an offer stating that colonel gadhafi would convene his people's congress, step aside, wants guarantees of safe passage for his family and guarantees he wouldn't be prosecuted. they're saying in return, he would have to first come out and publicly state he was no longer the leader of libya, a sustained ce
factor" begins right now. hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us. the senate considering a bill to take tax money away from npr and tpb, that's the subject of this evening's talking points memo. as the battle between conservatives and liberals over government spending continues to range, writing in the "wall street journal," senator demanipulate cites the following, the president amertis of npr received more than $1.2 million in 2008. the head of the sesame workshop paid close to a million bucks a year. that's private money. that shows you the earning power of sesame street. pbs president, $632,000 in annual compensation in 08. and the list goes on and on. senator demint points out that the sesame street operation alone made $211 million. $211 million in three years! from toy and product sales. why on earth is the taxpayer subsidizing it? sesame street can carry them. corporations public broadcasting getting $420 million this year. president obama wants to give them another 130 million next year. two words. not needed! in the house, a bill to defund planned parenthood gets $360
shows on tv, after all. that's all for us now. >>> libya, unrest. gadhafi opposition forces claim major victory in a key city. but the humanitarian crisis is growing, as libyans poor across the border, looking for food and shelter. >>> women, taking to the streets and making their voices heard in the revolt. taking to the middle east and north africa. and nations where women have taken a back seat to men. what is empowering meese these women to risk their lives and often lose it to the cause? >>> 20 years after enduring one of the worst police beatings ever captured on videotape, rodney king is pulled over by the cops. what happened and what's his explanation? you're going to hear from him. >>> and charlie sheen, did you watch his wife webcast last night in the latest move in his media blitz against cbs and the creator of "two and a half men" didn't go as well as charlie had hoped. what's he saying about it tonight. i'm don lemon. that and more when we begin in the "cnn newsroom." but first your top stories. >>> anti-gadhafi rebels in libya say they now control more of the country. this
thanks for being with us tonight. we'll see you again on monday. go to greta wire.com and blog. and keep it here on fox news channel. o'reilly factor is next. good night from new york city. there is a special show on monday, 10:00 p.m. eastern. monday. i wonder if o'reilley knows about this sheen thing. >> tonight. >> we know that cuts like that will directly lead to kids becoming criminals later on. >> now the left says if america cuts federal spending, it will turn kids into criminals. how can we let that happen? we'll update the war on entitlement spending with sarah palin. >> in germany whether you consider that a terrorist attack. >> it was the shooting of congresswoman gabrielle giffords a terrorist attack. >> the obama administration still hesitant to label terrorist acts by muslims terrorist acts. but why? we'll talk it over with geraldo. >> i speak the language of food, cupcakes, baked goods. hello cupcakes. i miss you. >> glenn beck says your dollars may turn into cupcakes and it's not a sweet deal. the g man will be here to explain. >> that's as close as i can get to
in less than three months, he's here to tell us why he's convinced he's sober for good today, wednesday, march 9, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm meredith vieira. take a look at little falls, new jersey, where homeowners are dealing with some of the worst flooding there in years. >> the flooding is the result of the storm we told you about hear monday morning. it hit sunday night into monday causing creeks and rivers to overflow their banks. as we mentioned the storm headed to the northeast today is expected to create even more problems in this area. the latest in a live report and al's forecast in just a bit. >> also a warning if you use a wireless internet router. imagine sitting home when a dozen fbi agents storm in and accuse you of trafficking in child pornography. it happened to one stunned man in florida because someone else was stealing his signal. he will share his story and we'll tell you how to keep your computer safe. >>> and charlie sheen blasts his bosses in another onli
're suggesting? >>> it's tuesday, march 1st. welcome to "morning joe." joining us today, andrew ross-sorkin. it is march. >> does that mean it's going to get warm here? >> no. >> is this the grayest -- it's just gray every day. it's gray. >> in light of all the news we have this morning, we have the president of the council on foreign relations, richard haas. good to have you here. >> good to be back. >> i can't wait to talk about libya. the interview was unbelievable. the guy is a crazy man. we're not talking about charlie sheen. >> what is the council on foreign relations' position on charlie sheen? >> all options are on the table, joe. >> all right. that's what you have to do. keep all option on the table sfwh what levage do we have left? no-fly zone? sanctions? >> i told you you're going to have problems. >> seriously. >> i think it's too late for the no-fly zone in this case. >> andrew ross-sorkin, do you know what drug charlie sheen is on? >> no. >> charlie sheen. that was his quote. >> he said, i am on something. i'm on charlie sheen. >> i know mika wants to go to the middle e
, peaceful home for granted. ever. most of us, when we think back on our own personal journey. >> i know i'm not the only one who had tough times. we can remember the toughest times clearest of all. you think back and say, wow. and that's how it is and was with me writing this book. wasn't hard to pull up details of adversity that came my way. for example, when a six-year-old young boy is taking the best punches of a drunken stepdad, and when a kid can't even find a safe haven at a bible camp, it leaves a mark. there were times when i felt like couldn't trust nip. couldn't trust anyone. for a while i wasn't actually even that trust worthy myself. and fell in with older kids whose idea of an afternoon outing was going to the mall to do some shoplifting, and that's how i found myself at age 134, -- age 13, sitting facing the judge. a fine named, didn't know i had even ripped off the suit i was wearing that day. but the judge did know, he tide know there was a young kid in there who could still go one way or the other. he gave me the talking to that i needed, and a big, big break that started
-mails, faxes and phone calls. this is what is actually used? >> this is a wooden board or a paddle. and this is the kind of divisive choice. >> reporter: we went to the school superintendent with photos of payton's injuries to get answers. how could this happen? we're doing a story about paddling in the school and we're trying to find out whether you think that this is acceptable. >> sir, i don't have any comment for you. don't appreciate the way you came in. i think you're highly unprofessional. have a good day. >> reporter: so, you're not -- >> have a good day, sir. >> reporter: payton's school says it has now stopped paddling. payton and his mom are not satisfied. they are suing. they say their goal is not only to get payton's teacher fired, but also to change the law. >> you know, you can't even hit a dog. you can't hit a prisoner. but you can hit my child because he made a bad grade. makes me crazy. >> reporter: dan harris, abc news, rainsville, alabama. >> i think there's a lot of moms out there that probably feel the exact same way and are completely surprised to find out th
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